• Who Will Be Tendered an Offer Tomorrow?

    Tomorrow night at midnight is the deadline to tender contracts for the 2013 season. Any player who does not have a contract -- arbitration eligible players and players with 1-3 years of service time -- must be tendered an offer by the deadline, or be non-tendered. If a player is non-tendered, he...

  • Pirates Hire Four Pro Scouts

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired four professional scouts, per a team press release. The scouts are Ricky Bennett, Carlos Berroa, Ron Hopkins, and John Kosciak. Bennett spent the last eight years with the Houston Astros, including the last two years as their Director of Professional Scouting. Prior to that he was with...

  • John Sickels Releases His Top 20 Pirates Prospects For 2013

    John Sickels has Gerrit Cole as his number one prospect. Over the weekend, John Sickels of MinorLeagueBall.com released his top 20 Pittsburgh Pirates prospects for the 2013 season. As he notes, the grades are preliminary and subject to change, with no grade being final until January 5th. There weren't many surprises on...

  • Pirates Prospects Who Are Eligible For the 2012 Rule 5 Draft

    The Pittsburgh Pirates set their 40-man roster today, adding five players and protecting those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft on December 6th. The list below includes the players who were left unprotected for the draft. Before I get to the list, I want to point out a mistake on Gift...

  • Today is the Deadline to Protect Rule 5 Players

    Today is the day for teams to protect players for the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Teams have until midnight to add players to the 40-man roster, or risk those players being exposed in the draft this December. The first time eligible players this year are high school players from the 2008 draft...

  • Robby Rowland Looks Back on His First Season With the Pirates

    Before coming to the Pittsburgh Pirates near the end of Spring Training this year, Robby Rowland spent two seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. A third round draft pick out of high school, with a strong bonus to match, he had some struggles during his two seasons in the Pioneer League. Things...

  • Andrew McCutchen Wins Silver Slugger Award

    Major League Baseball announced the 2012 Silver Slugger award winners, and Andrew McCutchen was named one of the winners. The award was the first Silver Slugger for McCutchen, and he became the first Pirate to win the award since Jack Wilson in 2004. McCutchen led the National League in hits with 194,...

  • Pirates Hire Senior Advisor to the GM

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Bill Livesey to be a Senior Advisor to the General Manager, per a team press release. Livesey, 72, was most recently a professional scout with the New York Yankees from 2008-2011. Prior to that he spent three seasons as a Special Assistant to the General Manager of...

  • McCutchen Named Finalist for National League MVP

    Finalists for the National League Most Valuable Player Award were announced on MLB Network tonight and Pirates Andrew McCutchen was named one of five finalists for the MVP Award. McCutchen, along with Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, San Diego's Chase Headley, St. Louis' Yadier Molina and San Francisco's Buster Posey were the others nominated for...

  • Bob Nutting Gives His Input on Several Key Off-Season Topics

    With the GM Meetings kicking off today, and the Winter Meetings less than a month away, the free agent market should start to pick up. General Manager Neal Huntington is in Florida for the next two days, which gives General Managers the opportunity to meet face to face and be able to...

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